Former New York Giants Lineman Mitch Petrus Dies at 32 from Heat Stroke

Former Giants offensive lineman Mitch Petrus is dead at 32 after suffering an apparent heat stroke in Arkansas, the New York Post reports.

A Super Bowl champion in 2012, Petrus had been working outside his family’s shop in Lonoke County which led to the heat stroke, according to the Pulaski County coroner.

Petrus played three NFL seasons, two with the Giants and a third split between New York, the Patriots and Titans, getting into 27 games with four starts. He played a season-high 55 snaps in the Giants’ Super Bowl XLVI win over the Patriots in 2012.

“We are saddened to hear of Mitch’s passing,” the Giants said in a statement on Twitter. “Our thoughts go out to Mitch’s family and friends.”

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